Over a lengthy career, actor Robert Warwick played in hundreds of productions, finding fame on Broadway, in both silent films and talkies, and carrying on into the golden age of television. He grew up singing in the church choir, inspiring him to pursue a musical career, studying opera in Paris before being drawn to acting when hired as an understudy for the 1903 Broadway production of "Glad of It." Sticking to the stage, his star rose over the next few years, paving the way for his transition into leading roles in numerous silent films, beginning in 1914. In the '20s, he returned to the Great White Way until sound entered the picture, after which he slipped back into features, lending his well-trained pipes and dignified good looks to strong supporting parts such as Lord Montague in George Cukor's 1936 version of "Romeo and Juliet." He was a regular player in Errol Flynn's costume dramas, including "The Adventures of Robin Hood," as well as the films of Preston Sturges, such as "Sullivan's Travels." While he was commonly cast as military officials or distinguished gentlemen, he occasionally found more interesting fare such as the overwrought Shakespearean actor in the Humphrey Bogart gem, "In a Lonely Place." Working into his 80s, he shifted primarily into small screen roles in his golden years, filling guest spots on such hit series as "The Twilight Zone" and "Dr. Kildare."
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